Cheers - Sam and Diane

The turbulent relationship between Sam Malone and Diane Chambers on Cheers forms the basis for much of what goes on during the first five seasons of the sitcom. Their relationship is so well-known there is even a wikipedia page for the couple!

Sam and Diane not only have very different backgrounds, they have very different temperaments. The Yellow and Green in Sam's spiritual portrait shows he is more down-to-earth and logical, while the Blue and Red in Diane's image shows she prefers learning new ideas and expressing her emotions. Click on one or both images to see a larger version and learn more!

When I first started writing the stories for Leia Organa and Han Solo — characters from the Original Star Wars trilogy — on this site, the term Sam and Diane popped into my head, suddenly and totally unbidden. I was somewhat surprised to see a whole page in the Wikipedia devoted to their relationship, and after some thought decided to re-watch all eleven seasons (271 episodes) of the show.

Although I'd seen most of them long ago, it was nice to watch them all again. And re-watcing all of them systematically filled in a few gaps — plot points and even entire shows that I'd either forgotten about or missed somehow.

The results appear here and in the other Cheers galleries. I hope you enjoy the images and stories!

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Sam Malone

Owner of Cheers, a Bar in Boston

Sam Malone's spiritual portrait shows he is down-to-earth and reasonable. Click on the image to learn more! .... [More] [Less]

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Diane Chambers

Waitress at Cheers

Diane Chambers's spiritual portrait shows she is very open to learning new things, especially new ideas. Click on the image to learn more! .... [More] [Less]

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